I record a LOT of television using Windows Media Center (yes, still on Windows 7 especially for this program).

The files in recent years have become very voluminous. Television shows that formerly would take about 300MB/hour of television now take about 3-5GB/hour of television. That is 10x larger. I suspect much of it is re-scaling for shows recorded for 250 interlaced scan lines (old NTSC broadcast standard) to 4K (2160 scan lines).

I have a program that extracts the meta data and builds me a file containing the information on the file of the date first broadcast (television)/date released (cinema), director, actors, title, subtitle (for television episodes). After I have extracted the information I really do not need it any longer on the file and would like to get rid of it.

Also my vision is was never so good as to be able to tell the difference between 1080p and 2160p. I can barely tell the difference between 720p and 1080p and that is only if I freeze frames and compare them. I do not need all the detail in my recordings and would like to downscale all to no more than 1080p.

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